Class Mammalia Order Chiroptera Suborder Microchiroptera Family Myzopodidae

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A small bat, characterized by horseshoe shaped sucker-like pads on the thumb and soles of the feet; the ears are separate and large, each with a mushroom-like tragus, comprising a kidney-shaped fleshy expansion surmounting a short stalk; upper lip extends significantly beyond the lower; the pelage is moderately dense and mid-brown to golden brown, with some russet tinges


Head and body length 2.3 in (57 mm); tail length 1.9 in (48 mm); forearm 1.9-2.0 in (47-50 mm); weight 0.3 oz (8 g)

Number of genera, species

1 genus; 1 species


Primary and secondary rainforest of eastern Madagascar, also agricultural land and urban areas

Conservation status



Endemic to Madagascar


Endemic to Madagascar

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